I’m wearing the versatile Abby Cardi by Style Arc, a pattern which I received free during a company promotional. The WORTH cashmere sweater pictured below has been one of my wardrobe staples for nearly four years and served as the inspiration for this sewing project. I wear the sweater throughout the winter months and pack it for all cold weather trips, but I typically cannot wear it past March. Beside it is the Abby Cardi I just made.
There are distinct differences between the two garments; the Worth sweater has beautiful tiny ribbed edges along the front and cuffs with long ribbing around the base. The Abby Cardi, made of a cotton/lycra/poly combo I found at Mary Jo’s has a turned hem. The Abby Cardi drape is created from the center back neckline seam while the Worth drape is naturally knitted into a flat front panel. The Worth fabric is a lush vivid color while the Abby Cardi hue is somewhat muted, but there is a distinct difference in price too.
I really like the cut of the Style Arc pattern because it is not too full. It folds and gathers nicely into a knot, and I’ll wear it this way often.
I’m so pleased to have discovered this pattern and plan to make it again, but I do hope Style Arc will reconsider its instructions. My pattern review is here.
Now I can continue from winter into spring wearing one of my favorite colors in one of my favorite styles. I bet no one will even notice I’ve changed clothes!